After a one week break, the English championship returns this weekend with a thud. Among the matches scheduled to be played is a match between Wigan against Brentford. Wigan Athletic will host Brentford at the DW Stadium on Saturday 30th March 2019 in what is expected to be an interesting match of the day. The match will kick-off at 15.00GMT.
After a 5-match winless run, Wigan managed to make their long-awaited win in a thrilling 5-2 score against Bolton in their last Championship match. With three matches’ loss in a row, things had started getting worrisome for them. However, they managed to put a stopper to this trend when they beat Bolton. With just 3 points clear of the relegation zone, they have to work extra hard if they ever dream of surviving the second tier this season. Come Saturday, The Latics have a bigger fish to fry and it is a must do for them.
The Bees have to sting harder in order to make peace with their back to back defeats by West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United. However, they are in good standing as opposed to their hosts at number 13. Brentford have little to lose as the season gears towards the end. A win for them is surplus points.
The hosts have so far been displaying good results while at home as opposed to when they are on the road. With this in mind and owing to the fact that they face being axed from the championship next season, they will give their all to win the match. Taking this into consideration, we are going to put our money for the hosts to emerge victorious.
Wigan vs. Brentford Head to Head
The two teams Wigan and Brentford have so far played each other 12 times. Wigan has won 5 of the matches and lost 3 to Brentford. 4 matches ended in a tie. Here is a look into their 8 most recent crashes and how each team faired in scores:
- Brentford 2-0 Wigan
- Wigan 2-1 Brentford
- Wigan 2-0 Brentford
- Brentford 0-1 Wigan
- Brentford 0-1 Wigan
- Brentford 0-0 Wigan
- Brentford 3-0 Wigan
- Wigan 0-0 Brentford.
Wigan seems to have been spared of injuries. They hence have a wide array of players to choose their Saturday squad from.
Brenford will have to be contended without the services of Rico Henry and Daniel Bentley who are nursing ankle and shoulder injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
You can get the latest odds here.
Wigan has an uphill task of having to win in order to improve their chances of staying the Championship next season. Losing is not an option for them. They have to give their hearts out on Saturday and we believe this will bear fruits. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Wigan to win
- Under 1.5 goals
- Callum McManaman to score